Higher Studies Options after B.A in Geography


As to build a career in geography a B.A Geography student can go for masters program in Geography and take up different specializations. In Geography lots of department of studies like Cartography, Urban and Town Planning, Provincial Planning, Physio-graphic and Climatology are available to choose from. Most of the top arts colleges offer post graduation program in Geography.

Qualification Criteria for Higher Studies in Geography after B.A

Those who have scored 50% or more in graduation exam can apply for post graduation programs. For SC/ST students, there can be a 10% relaxation in the qualifying marks. Now a days many of the universities conducts exams to admit students for higher study program.

Higher study options in Geography after B.A

  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Philosophy in Geography
  • Master of Science in Applied Geography: Master of Science in Geo Informatics:
  • Master in Geographic Information Science and Systems
  • Master in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Geographical Cartography
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science

Subjects covered under Higher Studies in Geography

Usually syllabus of MA course includes areas like physical basis of geography, India Geography, statistics of geography, different theorems and thoughts as well as practical aspects like mapping and environmental engineering.

MA or MS in Geographic Information Science covers topics like remote sensing, application of GPS in geographical studies and weather forecasting.

Career Opportunities after Higher studies in Geography

Students will have a better career prospect and pay packages after the completion of master’s degree in Geography. With just a degree certificate, students may find it difficult to find good jobs. Also it is important for moving up in career.

In this present era of satellites and many highly developed technologies like GIS etc. There are a lot of manifolds of career opportunities available for knowledgeable and talented Geographer. A certified Geographer can work with different government departments and Research institutions in various posts like Cartographer, provincial planner and as an urban planner.

There are many private sectors and organizations which has implemented and make use of technologies like GIS and remote sensing which require efficient service of qualified Geographer.



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6 Responses to “Higher Studies Options after B.A in Geography”

  1. 6
    Fairy jain:

    Sir i have completed m.a. in english but now i want to do m.a. in geography with private catagory.Can i do? If i havn’t this subject in b.a. Thanks

  2. 5

    I want to study in geography or statistics. How to apply? and Which college in Chennai or Tamilnadu?

  3. 4

    can i get good job or fellowship after graduation in abroad, & how.?

  4. 3
    abhishek singh:

    please sir
    mujhe batye ki main b.a. geography ke kay karoon

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    Soumitra Maity:

    Dear sir

    Please give the details information about the institute of Master in Geographic Information Science and Systems and Urban planner at west Bengal.